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Offline adam20

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Glass bird ID
« on: October 06, 2012, 01:02:50 PM »
Clear glass bird with internal black and white stripes. Black beak and eyes. 5" high. Thought at first it might be Beranek, but I don't think so now. Any ideas?

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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #1 on: October 06, 2012, 01:06:52 PM »
Formia?
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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #2 on: October 06, 2012, 01:19:51 PM »
Or modern Chinese  :-X

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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #3 on: October 06, 2012, 04:31:51 PM »
Modern Chinese. Seen in every antique centre and gift shop


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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #4 on: October 06, 2012, 05:54:13 PM »
I think these are Chinese as well maybe. One has been on the board before possibly a Zebra - I think Craig posted one for someone.
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edited to add - mmm I found the Zebra here but it's quite different  :-\ http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,39454.msg218585.html#msg218585


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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2012, 06:52:13 PM »
These birds were produced as 'Murano Style' glass along with cats, penguins and I think there is a dog here on the board somewhere.  They were made in Asia for Crystal Clear Collectables,  Leonardo Glass and Badash Glass.  The cat is still available from Amazon... I believe.

There are at least two for sale on eBay at the moment listed as Murano, and in the past I have seen them being sold on USA eBay for over $100 because they were described as Murano.

I will see if I can find the link to the dog!!
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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2012, 07:01:03 PM »
Thanks everyone. When I got him home (he was part of a large haul I bought at the Barras) I was suspicious of the matt base. The detail isn't there. He cost a few pounds so I am not that bothered. He wasn't sold as anything, just a bird. My dealer down the Barras rarely attributes her stuff unless marked or labelled.

It's not that I don't like Chinese glass, I just don't collect it.

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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2012, 11:24:54 PM »
Here is the link as promised Adam, and it links to a further link I started when I was a very new member here, so both are worht a read....the expensive glass these were being sold as were Dino Martens pieces!

http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,42496.0.html

I hope all this helps you identify your bird conclusively... ie all the makers appear to be the same,  and are distributed via other companies around the globe.
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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #8 on: October 07, 2012, 01:39:21 AM »
same bird earlier this year. sorry no photo's used to use photobucket on messages but lost the pics. here is the link to mine
http://www.glassmessages.com/index.php/topic,46285.0.html
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Re: Glass bird ID
« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2013, 06:01:34 PM »
I reckon this one is the cat you speak of - wasn't sold as Murano... but was in an antique fair!

 



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